British actor Benedict Cumberbatch might be called to account for his family's slaveholding ties to a sugar plantation in Barbados, it was reported.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday landed in Barbados for a meeting Tuesday with Prime Minister Mia Mottley amid strong COVID-19 restrictions for reporters. It is the South American head of state's last stop of an international tour which included Russia and China.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández's upcoming tour has found a way to add some mileage after a stop in Barbados has been arranged to meet with Prime Minister Mia Mottley, it was announced Tuesday. Fernández's trip starts on Feb. with a visit to visit China and also to Russia.
Mia Mottley looked poised to be re-elected as Prime Minister of Barbados, while projections heralded the Barbados Labor Party (BLP) will hold more than two-thirds of the seats in Parliament following Wednesday's (Jan. 19) elections.
Barbados is getting ready to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth II and replace her with her current representative, Governor-General Sandra Mason, as head of state this week.
The Parliament of Barbados has passed by 25 votes to none a Constitutional Amendment whereby the former British colony, which remained within the Commonwealth after its declaration of independence in 1966 will become a republic and thus remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state. The decision will become effective on Dec. 1.
The Caribbean island of Barbados wants to remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the government has said, reviving a plan mooted several times in the past.
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido admitted on Wednesday that talks with the government of President Nicolas Maduro aimed at resolving the country's political crisis “aren't working.” Talks mediated by Norway first took place in May in Oslo with several subsequent rounds in Barbados.
Allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had discussed holding a presidential election in the coming months during talks to find a breakthrough in the country's political crisis, according to sources. Opposition politicians will travel to Washington to speak to US officials this week, the sources said.
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Thursday the government would meet with Norwegian mediators in an effort to restart talks with the opposition aimed at resolving the country's political crisis.